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[Miga28] Franco Bianco "Origenes"


Published August 7, 2008


Franco Bianco is from Argentina, but now is living in Switzerland. His music experimented a huge growing in the last years, due to the multiple works released in different labels and netlabels, making possible his positioning in the more and more saturated dance music scene.

His main argument is to be original when he face these tasks, very groovy and fresh minimal with percussions and samples going out from the current trendy minimal style, which will help us on the way through this hot summer.


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Reviewer: Catch_The_Waves - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2009
Subject: Catching Waves Review
Franco Bianco is an Argentinean producer of dance/techno/minimal of such depth and imagination that his music could be described as experimental. For example, Origenes (yet another excellent release from Miga netlabel) is ostensibly a minimal EP, but the further it goes the broader it gets. Bear with me.

Migros Budget, the first track of five, features a ragamuffin intro, the tightest of beats, a rock-steady bassline, fluttering percussion, layers upon layers of funky hi-hats, beautifully reverberating, echoing noises and a breakdown fit to grace any slab of electronica. Phew. And did I mention that it's a slayer of a dance track that walks softly and carries a big stick?

Franco plays with the reverb of the opening drum roll of Complejos Out of Stock and then drops a rolling rhythm (stuttering sighs and high-pitched synths fill out the beat beautifully). The latin piano riff is great fun (though I'd have preferred a richer piano sound), especially when it departs in a welter of echoes and then makes a choppy, funky return.

After those two excellent examples of minimal/techno, the EP stretches its legs and offers Patriarca, which might be the world's first attempt at gothic minimal. What sounds like Native American chanting (forgive my ignorance) slips in and out of ghostly synths lines and unpredictable percussion. The gnarly, spooky bass line, the ambient noise of insects, and the chimes and glitches all combine to produce an atmospheric listen that's also a head-nodder. This is not your ordinary dance music.

To further the point, your ears will have to move to Africa for the opening salvo of drums and chanting that open Intensidad Juraschek. White noise snares and (comb-filtered?) percussive elements skitter across the drums before intensifying into a metallic snowstorm of a breakdown. It's intense.

The title track conforms to the general rule of every dance track ever made: it could lose a third without any harm. However, unlike most dance tracks, it starts with a bleating goat and ends with a rhythmical, echoing children's conversation embedded in a sea of synths, percussion and bass. Origenes could be described as danceable ambient. It's a terrific example of studio wizardry and compositional imagination.

It's amazing to think that such a superb little album is available for free. Let's hope that Origenes encourages music fans to catch one of Franco's many tour dates. (Yes, I know he's just finished a world tour - you should know by now that Catching The Waves is more behind the times than Rupert Murdoch. Heh. Did you see what I did there? Times/The Times? No? Tsk. I blame the credit crunch.)

http://soundthefreetrumpet.typepad.com/catching_the_waves/2008/09/pigeons-in-flight.html
Reviewer: Sonorama - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2009
Subject: Sonorama Review
Franco Bianco, artista argentino afincado en Suiza, ha experimentado un crecimiento notable en los últimos años, prueba de ello son los numerosos trabajos publicados en diferentes sellos y netlabels, que le ha permitido posicionarse dentro de un circuito cada vez más saturado y homogéneo. Su principal virtud es la originalidad con la que este artista afronta sus trabajos, minimal muy bailable, fresco, con percusiones y samples que se desmarcan del manido discurso minimalista sumando influencias de Reggae, el dub, el jazz y las influencias latinas. El resultado es marcadamente bailable y está muy bien desarrollado, con un sonido muy pulido y unos desarrollos muy trabajados. Los cinco temas que componen el e.p. merecen totalmente la pena, especialmente Complejos out of stock , con su sabor cubano muy a la moda y Migro's budget con sus samples de raggamuffin y sus beats concretos y bien construidos. Estamos ante un trabajazo de máximo nivel que merecería estar en la mejores tiendas del mundo y en vinilo, pero que para bien popular se regala en el netlabel más fino de nuestro país: el granadino Miga. Descarga y disfruta, que no se acaba.

Escrito por Luis Rozalén el 25 de agosto de 2008
http://www.clubbingspain.com/sonorama.php?id=1408
Reviewer: Rose Mary - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2009
Subject: Mi humilde review.
Franco Bianco, argentino radicado en Europa es dueño de un nivel de producción notable, con gran manejo de recursos y buena imaginación refresca la escena minimal con mucho groove y sonidos muy orgánicos.
La vivacidad de sus tracks justifica al género y estan impresos de un estilo que solo logra el artista que madura su trabajo.
Bianco tiene buenas credenciales pero a mi lo que me importa es su música.

http://netlabelsnews.blogspot.com/2008/09/franco-bianco-origenes-miga28.html?showComment=1222734600000
Reviewer: Splendy - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 3, 2009
Subject: This is my review of the Review to review a review
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